Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category

Global growth, the $, (under-priced) oil and their impact on US growth rates.

October 22nd, 2014

Those stalwart number crunching research economists at Goldman Sachs (i.e., not the traders) have a really interesting graph out this AM that packs in a ton of info on current growth pluses and negatives. The figure uses the Federal Reserve’s macro model (which is actually publically available now…and, yes, I will fire it up myself… Read more

The What, Why, and Will They Help of these New Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation

January 16th, 2014

So what the heck are these “manufacturing innovation institutes” that the President has been going on about?  Do we need them?  Will they help add to jobs in this key sector? I’ll explain what they are in a moment, but ‘yes’ we need their function to fill an important missing part of our innovation-to-production chain—an… Read more

Talking Top Salaries in Finance and the Gas Price Spike with Kudlow and Co.

February 21st, 2013

Had great fun co-hosting the Larry Kudlow show last night—yes, it was fun and interesting (though way, way too much of the Republican talking point: it’s Obama’s sequester!  That part was pure nonsense).  Anyway, check out this segment on the pay of finance CEO’s.  There you learn that as penance for his lack of oversight… Read more